Bluefish are overfished, so feds say anglers must take fewer

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — One of the most popular fish with recreational anglers on the East Coast will be subject to new fishing restrictions.

The new restrictions apply to bluefish, which sport fishermen seek from Maine to Florida in the U.S. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the fish have been declared overfished.

NOAA is applying interim regulations to recreational vessels fishing for bluefish in federal waters on the East Coast.

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